Wellness services are having a moment right now, which we are loving, but we know it can feel overwhelming to pick the right modality for your body — do you need a personal trainer? A reiki healer? A meditation teacher? Some combo?
The first place to start is to do a full-body scan. This means taking a moment to check in with each body part (both mentally and physically), from the top of your head to the tip of your toes. Starting with your head, check in a see: does anything hurt? Are you feeling focused? Does anything feel off? Repeat the process as you move down your body. If your mind keeps being brought to another part of your body, take a moment to register it, but then return to your methodical scan.
After your scan it’s time to think about the results. Were you thinking about how strong your body felt? Did you feel like you need to strengthen certain parts? Were you feeling anxious, foggy, or stressed? Did you have a really hard time running through your body parts in order and instead felt jumpy and distracted? However you felt, there is the perfect modality for each “issue”, “goal” or “pain point”.
What it is: a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline. It includes: breath control, simple meditation, and specific ways of moving and bending your body.
What it’s good for: Yoga can be used for many things, such as: bringing flexibility to the body, building a physical meditation practice, and alleviating physical stress that builds up in the body.
What it is: a guided, specific way of looking at food and how your body reacts to specific food groups so that you can feel your best.
What it’s good for: if you’ve ever had unexplained symptoms (cloudy vision, difficulty focusing, bloating after certain meals, etc), nutrition is a great modality to explore because it sounds like there is something that you’re eating that you shouldn’t be. If you’re looking to lose weight but don’t know where to start, or are having a hard time losing weight, nutrition is great for that as well.
What it is: a practice of placing gemstones on the body to draw out negative energy and to heal mental and bodily ailments.
What it’s good for: eliminating anxiety, bringing mental clarity, removing negative energy, and re-centering the body. Crystal therapy is incredibly restorative and healing.
What it is: Reiki is an incredibly high vibration energy that purifies, balances, harmonizes and cleanses the body on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.
What it’s good for: dealing with past trauma, finding relaxation, restoring the body, and healing chronic pain.
What it is: personal training involves working with a trainer to build specific muscle groups or promote general health and fitness.
What it’s good for: building up full-body strength, working towards a specific goal (losing weight post-baby, an upcoming event (wedding, graduation, etc), or being able to run a half-marathon)
What it is: Meditation is the practice of guided thought and breathing
What it’s good for: Meditation techniques encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things. It’s great for helping with anxiety, stress, and learning how to focus
What it is: the manipulation and kneading of muscles and joints of the body with the hands, especially to relieve tension or pain.
What it’s good for: promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and helping with sore muscles
Building a personal practice often means combining all of the modalities that help you achieve your needs and bring your body the peace and healing that it needs. Use Caravan’s services to create a holistic practice — just for you.